Arndt

DENVER -- Led by an even-par round by sophomore medalist Jordan Arndt, No. 17 Colorado Mines took top honors at the Bob Writz Invitational by eight strokes on Friday at Bear Creek Golf Club.

The win was the third of the season by the Orediggers, who also captured team championships at the CMU Invitational (RMAC No. 1) and Ryan Palmer Invitational earlier this season.

Friday's opening round will be the first and final round of the tournament after snowfall in the Denver Metro area caused Saturday's final two rounds to be cancelled.

All five of Mines' scoring golfers finished in the top 13 overall, including Arndt, who notched his first career victory with his 72 on the 7,609-yard course. The win was Arndt's fourth top-10 finish of the season.

Freshman John Ahern and senior Chad Herges tied for fifth overall with matching 75's on Friday to earn Ahern his second top-five finish of the year and Herges his fourth top-25 finish and first top-10 finish of the season.

Junior Michael Lee finished tied for eighth with a score of 77, and much like the rest of the squad, saw his score rise during the back nine after battling bitter cold, gusting winds and snow flurries over the final holes.

Kyle Grassel closed out the scoring golfers for Mines with a 79 to finish tied for 13th overall for his third top-15 finish of the season.

Freshman Nick Berry, competing as an individual, finished his round tied for second after carding a 74.

Senior Elliot Feng finished tied for 17th with a score of 80 and freshman Conrad Smith closed out Mines' individual scores with an 86 to finish in 28th place.